|The Sunamabeaches, Art Waves #125|
Don't miss this energizing discussion with live performances by Charly Chiarelli's new musical ensemble, The Sunamabeaches. With Charly on vocals and harmonica, the group includes Gary Santucci and Venesio DeSalvo on guitars and Ron Weihs on fiddle. Often using ancient Sicilian melodies with both the original and newly translated English lyrics, the music of The Sunamabeaches combines a love of life with a longing for home...
Keywords: immigration; belonging; Festitalia; the north end; resistance
|Crossing Lines Anthology, Art Waves #34|
Poets Ellen Jaffe and James Deahl are among many writers who came to Canada from the U.S. during the Vietnam War Era. Their work has been included in the anthology Crossing Lines: Poets Who Came to Canada in the Vietnam War Era, edited by Allan Briesmaster and Steven Michael Berzensky. Early July, with its Canada Day and Independence Day celebrations, seemed the perfect time to discuss Crossing Lines.
Keywords: poetry; immigration; draft dodgers; Vietnam Era
|Charly Chiarelli and Christmas, Art Waves #101|
Known for his hilarious and touching trilogy of one-person shows about his life--Cu'Fu?, Mangiacake and Sunamabeach--Charly Chiarelli knows how to delight audiences with his storytelling as well as with his prowess on the harmonica. Upon hearing that he was in town this December, Art Waves asked him to come by and tell us about Christmas, from his point of view both as a child and as an adult. It's a great conversation, and there's even a stocking-stuffer! The interview is followed by Charly's c...
Keywords: Santa Claus; Ho Ho Hum; Hamilton; Sicily; immigration; blues harmonica
|Marianne Brandis, Writer, Art Waves #47|
Writer Marianne Brandis has helped a generation of Canadian schoolchildren form a picture of Upper Canada's historical beginnings with her y.a. novels. These days she is focussing on non-fiction, specifically on the lives of her incredible family.
Keywords: fiction; non-fiction; biography; family relationships; young adult novels; Dutch immigration